Dentition refers to the arrangement and development of teeth. Specifically, to speak of a person's dentition is to call attention to their teeth and jaws. Each person's mouth (teeth, jaws, palate, etc.) is different and unique. Teeth grow and wear differently, people develop cavities in varying places and ways. This renders the teeth a very good way of identifying the deceased if there is no other way to identify them. In recent years dentition has played a growing role in criminal identification as bite marks can be unique and be matched to specific individuals.

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